FrightFest 2015

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Afterdeath (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Gez Medinger, Robin Schmidt; Writer: Andrew Ellard; Stars: Miranda Raison, Sam Keeley, Daniella Kertesz, Elarica Gallacher, Lorna Nickson Brown)
Five young people wake up on a beach washed up by the tide. Where are they? What brought them there, and what are the strange creatures that surround them?
Banjo (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Liam Regan; Stars: Laurence R. Harvey, Dan Palmer, James Hamer-Morton, Dani Thompson, Vito Trigo)
A bullied office employee calls on his childhood invisible friend to help him get revenge on his colleagues and domineering boss.
Bite (Country: Canada; Year: 2015; Director: Chad Archibald; Stars: Elma Begovic, Jordan Gray, Annette Wozniak, Denise Yuen, Lawrene Denkers)
Bitten by a strange insect on a jungle holiday, a young woman returns home and instinctively starts building a hive - but that's only the start of it.
Body (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Dan Berk, Robert Olsen; Stars: Helen Rogers, Alexandra Turshen, Lauren Molina, Adam Cornelius, Larry Fessenden)
An accidental death and the fear of reprisals leads three young women into a spiral of trouble.
Contracted: Phase II (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Josh Forbes; Stars: Alice Macdonald, Matt Mercer, Najarra Townsend, Elisha Yaffe, Charity Daw)
A sexually transmitted disease with gruesome symptoms spreads to the point where it could threaten the survival of the human species.
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Curtain and Afterdeath
Curtain (The Gateway) (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Jaron Henrie-McCrea; Writer: Jaron Henrie-McCrea, Carys Edwards; Stars: Danni Smith, Tim Lueke, Martin Monahan, Rick Zahn, Preston Lawrence)
Where does the mysterious interdimensional portal behind the shower curtain in Danni's new apartment lead?
Farhope Tower (Country: Canada; Year: 2015; Director: April Mullen; Stars: John White, Tim Doiron, Evan Williams, April Mullen, Lauren Collins)
Five paranormal investigators venture into the infamous Farhope Tower, known for its dark history of unexplained suicides, with dreams of landing a Reality TV deal. But they get more than they bargained for.
Hostile (Country: France; Year: 2015; Director: Nathan Ambrosion; Stars: Julie Venturelli, Luna Belan, Shelley Ward, Anatolia Allieis, Nathan Ambrosioni)
A woman's life gradually falls apart as she realises she can't cope with her adopted daughters' behaviour - but is there another presence behind it all?
Madman (Country: US; Year: 1982; Director: Joe Giannone; Stars: Gaylen Ross, Tony Fish, Harriet Bass, Seth Jones, Jan Claire)
The North Sea Cottages summer camp for gifted children is reopened as a counsellor-training centre. Over the campfire, the group leader recounts the bloody episode that got the place closed down – a rampage by the demented farmer ‘Madman’ Marz who killed his family, escaped a lynch mob and is said to still haunt the woods if his name is uttered...
The Mutilator (Country: US; Year: 1985; Director: Buddy Cooper, John Douglass; Stars: Matt Mitler, Ruth Martinez, Bill Hitchcock, Connie Rogers, Frances Raines)
When Ed’s father asks him to lock up the family beach house for the winter, it seems like the perfect excuse to hold a Fall Break party. After all, his dad has forgiven him for accidentally shooting mum several years ago… hasn’t he? But no sooner do Ed’s gang arrive on the island than they find themselves stalked by a mysterious figure with an axe to grind.
Remake, Remix, Rip-Off (Remake, Remix, Rip-Off: About Copy Culture & Turkish Pop Cinema) (Country: Germany, Turkey; Year: 2014; Director: Cem Kaya; Writer: Cem Kaya)
The story of copying and culture in Turkish popular cinema.
The Shelter (Country: Canada; Year: 2015; Director: John Fallon; Stars: Michael Paré, Lauren Alexandra, Rachel G. Whittle, Amy Wickenheiser, Gayle James)
A homeless man comes across a warm, bright house with the door open, and creeps inside to sleep. In the morning however the house won't let him leave.
Tenderness Of The Wolves (Country: Germany; Year: 1973; Director: Ulli Lommel; Stars: Kurt Raab, Jeff Roden, Margit Carstensen, Ingrid Caven, Wolfgang Schenck)
The true story of a cannibal paedophile murderer who got away with his crimes for many years by being a police informant.
The Unfolding (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Eugene McGing; Writer: Eugene McGing; Stars: Lachlan Nieboer, Robert Daws, Nick Julian, Kitty McGeever, Lisa Kerr)
A paranormal researcher and his girlfriend investigate a supposedly haunted house as the world faces a growing threat of nuclear war.
Zombie Fight Club (Country: Hong Kong; Year: 2014; Director: Joe Chien; Writer: Joe Chien; Stars: Andy On, Jessica Cambensy, Michael Wong, Terence Yin, Abby Fung)
Two people try to survive in Taipei as a horde of zombies and a recently arrived SWAT team do battle over a stash of drugs.
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